I apologize for the iphone photos. Sometimes that is the best option.
The tree is made from a dead Mountain Laurel branch I brought with me. We secured it in a recycled plastic Planters peanuts jar filled with sand. I wrapped that container in colored duct tape covering the top so the sand can't spill if this tree topples. I crafted paper grass to cover the duct tape.
Onto the tree we added many of my paper bunnies, some of my new paper bird houses and plastic eggs that Taylor and I decorated together. That really means that I decorated as Taylor played "Santa Claus" with the other plastic eggs. He did have fun directing as we added things to the tree.
His favorite egg is a little chicky made from a plastic egg and googly eyes. Most nearly 4 year olds love googly eyes!
I used paper ornaments made on the Silhouette to add some variety. This bird house is a hint on a future project to be shared.
The eggs are all plastic eggs decorated with brightly colored duct tape shapes - quick and easy and non-breakable! I hot glued spring green leaves randomly on many of the branches. And, as could be expected I ran out of time. I just spent too much time building pillow forts!
It was a wonderful 4 days and I know it brought good childhood memories to my daughter. We made lots of Easter Egg trees over the years. Making memories, so important!
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- Meet My Easter Eggs
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